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Marcella Sembrich

Prakseda Marcelina Kochańska (February 15, 1858 – January 11, 1935), known professionally as Marcella Sembrich, was a Polish dramatic coloratura soprano. She is known for her extensive range of two and a half octaves, precise intonation, charm, portamento, vocal fluidity, and impressive coloratura. Her voice was regarded as flute-like, sweet, pure, light, and brilliant. She had an important international singing career, chiefly at the New York Metropolitan Opera and the Royal Opera House, in London.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 15, 1858 (Vyshnivchyk), Died January 11, 1935 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1903 - 1919

Roles Represented in DAHR: soprano vocal, piano

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 94 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-1900 12-in. 11/5/1904 Ah! fors' è lui Marcella Sembrich Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-1901 12-in. 11/5/1904 Voci di primavera Marcella Sembrich Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-1902 10-in. 11/5/1904 Ah! non giunge Marcella Sembrich Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-1903 12-in. 11/5/1904 Deh vieni, non tardar Marcella Sembrich Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-1950 10-in. 11/15/1904 Ständchen Marcella Sembrich Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-1951 10-in. 11/15/1904 Der Nussbaum Marcella Sembrich Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-1952 10-in. 11/15/1904 Mädchuns Wunsch Marcella Sembrich Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-1953 12-in. 11/15/1904 Jewel song Marcella Sembrich Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-1954 12-in. 11/19/1904 Batti, batti Marcella Sembrich Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-3152 12-in. 3/1/1906 Ah, fors' è lui Marcella Sembrich Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-3153 12-in. 3/1/1906 Parla Marcella Sembrich ; Victor Orchestra Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-3154 12-in. 3/1/1906 Mad scene Marcella Sembrich Soprano vocal solo, with flute obbligato and orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-3155 12-in. 3/2/1906 Ernani, involami Marcella Sembrich Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-3156 12-in. 3/2/1906 Voci di primavera Marcella Sembrich ; Victor Orchestra Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-3157 12-in. 3/2/1906 Caro nome Marcella Sembrich Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-3158 12-in. 3/2/1906 Qui sola vergin rosa Marcella Sembrich Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-3181 12-in. 3/14/1906 Duetto Antonio Scotti ; Marcella Sembrich Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-3359 12-in. 5/4/1906 Batti, batti O bel Masetto Marcella Sembrich Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-3360 12-in. 5/4/1906 Air des bijoux Marcella Sembrich Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-3362 12-in. 5/5/1906 Deh vieni, non tardar Marcella Sembrich ; Victor Orchestra Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-3363 12-in. 5/5/1906 Ah! non giunge Marcella Sembrich Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-3364 12-in. 5/5/1906 Che soave zefiretto Emma Eames ; Marcella Sembrich Vocal duet (2 sopranos), with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-3365 12-in. 5/5/1906 Home, sweet home Marcella Sembrich Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-4208 12-in. 1/10/1907 Lusinghe più care Marcella Sembrich Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-4209 12-in. 1/10/1907 Home, sweet home Marcella Sembrich Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
(Results 1-25 of 94 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sembrich, Marcella," accessed February 28, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103435.

Sembrich, Marcella. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 28, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103435.

"Sembrich, Marcella." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 28 February 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103435

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